March 25

Today's quotation:

We need not wait for the world to become more mystical; the world is mystical.  Our problem is not that the world lacks magic; our problem is that we don't believe in its magic.  We do not show up fully for life, and then wonder why life is not showing up more fully for us.

Marianne Williamson
Everyday Grace

Today's Meditation:

I think that there is plenty of magic in the world, but we've either lost our ability to see it or lost our ability to recognize it when we do see it.  So many people have accepted the definition of magic as something that's simply fictional that we all tend to be skeptical of anyone who says that anything is actually "magic."  But there's so much to the world that we simply don't understand or see properly that it would be a shame to allow ourselves to completely reject the possibility of something so wonderful.

We like to use our rational abilities far too much, a tendency that truly limits our minds.  We don't "believe in" anything that can't be quantified or measured, and we think that something unexplainable through rational means is just something that we haven't yet learned to explain.

I see magic in a sunset, and I hear it in a child's laughter and a special song.  I feel magic when I share a special moment with another person, and I feel it when I'm able to do something kind for another person.  The magic is reflected in the eyes, and its energy is perceptible--the world just feels different when something magical is happening.  We don't have to be able to explain why we think something is magic.  All we have to do is accept it and believe in it.

Nora calls it a "simple" part of our lives, but most of us don't even feel that it truly exists.  How rich our lives can become when we realize not only that it exists, but that it touches us regularly.  And once we acknowledge that truth, how rich our lives will become when we recognize and appreciate the magic that touches us so very often.

Questions to consider:

Why do so many people think that magic doesn't exist?

In what ways does magic touch your life each day?

How might we invite more magic into our lives?

For further thought:

Magic exists.  Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?  Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.  It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.

Nora Roberts

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